I don't know about the rest of you but I suffer from Vacation Lag. Those two or three days after you get back from vacation where your body is completely exhausted, work is a bit overwhelming because you have a ton of crap to catch up on, the pile of laundry is a mile high, the fridge is empty so crappy fast food is about all you can muster, the kitten is going crazy because she's so happy her parents are home, and that cold that you fought so desperately not to catch before you left, has decided to settle in. Yep, I have Vacation lag.
Mr. L and I took a road trip. We flew to Seattle, spent a few days with friends and then drove back. 1286.6 miles. And we didn't kill each other....
After the time in Seattle we drove to Portland to spend time with my Uncle and my cousins visiting from Texas, headed out to the Oregon Coast where we spent a few days site-seeing, headed back inland where we went to Ashland to see some plays, down to Davis to visit my Grandma and then home. Along the way we had fresh fish, bacon donuts, grits, Texas smoked BBQ ribs, fried foods, fast foods, Rainier cherries, cheese curds, Thai food, Chinese food, seafood, gourmet pizza, sushi, homemade chocolate chip cookies, beef jerky, corn nuts, a ton of potato chips, Gordon Ramsey's scrambled eggs and the best dang peanut butter sandwich cookies.
We saw a homemade fireworks show, an old covered bridge, elk, lighthouses, crazy drivers, Mt. Shasta, The Spruce Goose, live sand dollars, deer, a bridge made for squirrels, Japanese gardens, Shakespeare plays, the Pacific Ocean, The Sundial Bridge, cows, goats, rabid dogs, waved hi to Noble Pig as we went through Oregon wine country, bought cookbooks in a 68,000 square foot bookstore, fretted that I didn't have time to meet Peabody and managed to find some items to scrap with at an antique store.
But the main goal of our road trip was to visit "home". I spent several years living with my Grandparents in rural Oregon (outside of Grants Pass) and Mr. L spent time living in a rural area outside of Williams, California. We decided to drive back from Seattle to stop by both these areas. We've told many stories about growing up in those places and it was cool to be able to show each other a little bit of our pasts.
We had a great time, took a ton of photos, were warmly welcomed by family and friends who gave us places to stay and bought or cooked us food. Don't be surprised if in the next couple of weeks I post about our road trip...the places we saw, the food we ate, the things we did. We had a great trip, really the first real road trip Mr. L and I have taken as a married couple. We plan on taking many more. I just need to figure out how to deal with the Vacation Lag.